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First Do No Harm: Refugee Law as a Response to Armed Conflict

Mathew, Penelope


There is almost unanimous agreement that civilians should be protected from the direct effects of violent conflict, and that the distinction between combatant and non-combatant should be respected. But what are the fundamental ethical questions about civilian immunity? Are new styles of conflict making this distinction redundant? Eloquently combining theory and practice, leading scholars from the fields of political science, law and philosophy have been brought together to provide an essential...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Protecting Civilians During Violent Conflict: Theoretical and Practical Issues for the 21st Century
DOI: 10.4324/9781315602660-14


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